OSCE recorded over 100 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine over weekend

OSCE recorded over 100 ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine over weekend

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded 66 ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and 39 in Luhansk region between the evenings of 30 July and 1 August, according to an OSCE SMM report.

"In Donetsk region, between the evenings of 30 July and 1 August, the SMM recorded 66 ceasefire violations, including five undetermined explosions," the report reads.

The majority of ceasefire violations occurred in areas north and south-west of Lebiazhe (non-government-controlled, 23km north-east of Donetsk) during the day on 31 July, and north of Shyrokyne (government-controlled, 100km south of Donetsk), on the night of 30-31 July.

In Luhansk region, between the evenings of 30 July and 1 August, the SMM recorded 39 ceasefire violations.

All ceasefire violations occurred in areas east and south-west of the disengagement area near Zolote (government-controlled, 60km west of Luhansk) (see below) during the day on 31 July.

Following agreement reached at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on 22 July 2020 regarding additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire, from 00:01 on 27 July 2020 until the end of the reporting period, the SMM has recorded at least 47,796 ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions (including 13,736 explosions, 9,073 projectiles in flight, 263 muzzle flashes, 178 illumination flares and at least 24,546 bursts and shots).

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